Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

Reviewlet: Kinky Boots

I netflixed Kinky Boots recently, which is the story of how a struggling British shoe factory stays in business by switching from making staid men's shoes to exotic boots for transvestites and drag queens. It's one of those semi-true mildly scandalous films Inspired By Real Life™ like The Full Monty or Calendar Girls.

I'll admit, I got it mostly because it has Nick Frost in a minor role, but I was glad that I did; it's a good movie. It's plucky and charming and frequently unexpected.

It has a lot of little bits that it gives the audience credit for being able to figure out without being spoon-fed a detailed explanation, which I always appreciate. They also did some good thematic stuff that works mostly on a subconscious level, which I felt really added a lot. And Chiwetel Ejiofor can SING, dang!

Good commentary track, too; I would've ended up basically watching the whole thing again after I was done if I hadn't had to go to bed. Definitely recommended.
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